Cloud & DC Edge Agenda

PRE EVENT

14th March 2017

15:00 – 17:30

Registration & Check-In

16:00 – 18:00

Pre-Event VIP Strategy Workshop: “IT sprawl and Decentralisation – Are traditional systems of IT doomed to fail?”

Moderated by  Trevor Clarke, Tech Research Asia

With:

Glenn Gore, Chief Architect, Amazon Web Service
Nicholas Tan, Chief Architect Infrastructure & Cloud. News Ltd
Maria Hugo, Head of Infrastructure & Operations, Staples
Andrew Hatch, DevOps Manager, SEEK
David Cook, Former Head of Shared Practice, Sunsuper

Shadow IT and complexity is harming operations and collaboration, increasing costs and vulnerability to cyber-attacks – and for some becomes more of a challenge after moving to the cloud than it was in the Data Centre – what should you do? An open panel discussion.

18:00 – 18:45

VIP Welcome Drinks Reception

18:45 – 21:15

Pre-Event VIP Dinner & Validation Keynote

Pre-Event Surveys from all our delegates enable a real-time snapshot of your current priorities and pain points. Our MC Trevor Clarke benchmarks and validates your thinking, whilst comparing evolutionary trends from our previous years.

DAY 1

15th March 2017

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast for onsite guests

07:30 – 08:20

Registration & Check-In

08:00 – 18:00

Exhibition + Demo Zones open

08:20 – 09:00

OPEN 19: A NEW VISION FOR THE DATA CENTRE

Global Guest Keynote: Yuval Bachar

LinkedIn Principle Engineer, Global Infrastructure Architect & Strategy

Open 19 aims to establish a new open standard for servers based on a common form factor. Applicable for data centres of any scale or environment, and allowing suppliers to produce shared solutions or servers that will interoperate and be interchangeable in any rack environment.

  • An open standard to contribute to and participate in
  • Achieve lower cost per rack, lower cost per server and optimised power utilisation

Meet Yuval Bachar

Based in California, Yuval Bachar is responsible for LinkedIn’s strategy for data centre architecture and implementation of the mega scale future data centres. He drives and supports the new technology development, architecture, and collaboration to support the tremendous growth in LinkedIn’s future user-base, data centres, and services.

Prior to LinkedIn, Mr Bachar was the leader and architect for Facebook data centre networking hardware. He contributed to the PCI and several IEEE standards, holds 6 patents and three Cisco pioneer awards.

09:00 – 09:40

A VIEW FROM THE TOWER

Andrew McGee, Senior Technologiest, Huawei Technologies

As the global leader in supplying innovation to carriers around the world Huawei has an enormous investment in research and development to push the envelope in telecommunications, consumer and enterprise technology.

In this keynote we take a birds eye look at the IT landscape and what the future holds for cloud and data centre.

Which emerging trends and technologies will affect our lives as a consumer, a practitioner and a vendor of enterprise technology? How do we as technology custodians, navigate a swiftly changing landscape to prepare for what’s around the corner and decide what’s best for our organisations?

FOLLOW THE TRACK THAT BEST SUITS YOUR NEEDS

CLOUD TRACK
With MC, Glenn Gore – Amazon Web Services

09:45 – 10:15

MIGRATING 20 BANKING DCs TO CLOUD, THE FIRST 12 MONTHS

Greg Byrne, 1st Phase Project Manager, HPE/Deutsche Bank

Lessons learned consolidating 20 Banking DCs to an integrated outsourced service and deployed hybrid cloud infrastructure model in just 12 months: a case of disruption, organisational change and the financial benefits. This is more about change in culture than a story of IT and DC facilities design and cloud implementation.

  • How to use cloud as the enabler to drive agility into a conservative risk adverse organisation?
  • Easing the process of transformation: what not to do, and what to do?
  • How to drive down the costs of owning and operating DCs
  • A suggested framework for success: 4 x P’s approach
  • Frameworks of physical security that no longer apply.

10:15 – 10:45

DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT CLOUD PRACTICES? HOW REA GROUP WEATHERED THE CLOUD OUTAGE

Daniel Haughey, Engineering Manager, REA Group

Real estate giant REA Group made it through the recent AWS Sydney availability zone outage relatively unscathed thanks to a multi-region and multi-availability zone cloud architecture. The outage sent some of Australia’s biggest web properties scrambling. REA, a heavy cloud service user, was affected but managed to get away with only a broken ad server, one offline web app, a wobbly Android application and slightly slower response times for some services.

  • How to architect systems to function under outage?
  • What team practices support high availability?
  • And at what cost?

DATA CENTRE TRACK
With MC, Mike Andrea – Strategic Directions

09:45 – 10:15

WHERE EXACTLY WILL ALL THE POWER COME FROM? OFF-GRID STRATEGIES.

Mike Andrea, Director, Strategic Directions + Simon Ahern

If you take a sharp look at DC sizing, scale, recent events in SA, and the current forecast by AEMO of zero new power stations planned in the short term – then there is a real risk of power problems. What do huge DC builds by Co-Los and global cloud giants, and new smart cities mean to the East Coast Grids and Australian energy market?

  • What would you do in a black-out?
  • A review of energy efficiency and potential off-grid ideas.

 

10:15 – 10:45

OPEN 19 DISCUSSION: “A NEW VISION FOR THE DATA CENTRE”

Yuval Bachar, Principal Engineer – Global Infrastrasture Architecture & Strategy, LinkedIn

Based in California, our global guest Yuval Bachar is responsible for LinkedIn’s strategy for data centre architecture and implementation of the mega scale future data centres. He drives and supports the new technology development, architecture, and collaboration to support the tremendous growth in LinkedIn’s future user-base, data centres, and services. His earlier keynote looked at Open 19 as a new open standard for servers based on a common form factor. Applicable for data centres of any scale or environment, and allowing suppliers to produce shared solutions or servers that will interoperate and be interchangeable in any rack environment.

  • Opportunity to have intimate conversation and Q&A with Yuval
  • Open Standards and global experience – to help you achieve lower cost per rack, per server and optimised power.

10:45 – 11:00

Peer Networking & Refreshments Break

11:00 – 11:40

PANEL | SECURITY: IS CLOUD FIRST A SECURE STRATEGY?

Moderated by Trevor Clarke, Tech Research Asia

With:

Glenn Uidam, Director Operations, Equinix
Andrew Hatch, DevOps Manager, SEEK
Chris Gatford, Director, HACKLABS
Michael Tran, CTO, Digital Sense

There is a lot of blind optimism about driving to the cloud, but what if there is a black swan event? What if the cloud service providers or internet is brought down? The recent hack attack on US DNS provider saw major players taken offline, and the future of IoT brings massive risk.

  • Securing Cloud, IoT, and Compliance in the DC
  • What would your organisation do if the cloud burst?
  • ICT Strategy and planning 101: you have Cloud and DR – but what if they are all offline?

CLOUD TRACK

11:45 – 12:15

WHY AND HOW PWC CLOSED THE DOORS TO ITS DATA CENTRE

Matt Chamley, Director IT Services, PWC

Most enterprise are divesting to cloud, and new operating models, but that has implication to plan for. PWC walk us through their DC shutdown and full shift to Hybrid Cloud on AWS and Azure.

  • How to start and justify the Journey
  • Road bumps to avoid

12:15 – 12:45

RUTHLESS AUTOMATION, CLOUD MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS AND AVOIDING SP LOCK-IN

Ian Gibson, CIO, SuperChoice Services Pty Limited

Superchoice has been living and breathing infrastructure automation for the last 18 months, led by their CIO Ian Gibson and driven by two key design principles: ruthless automation through migrating to software-based systems, and avoiding Service Provider lock-in. As an APRA regulated market leader for superannuation data messaging, gateway services and payments reconciliation for most of Australia’s banks and large Super funds – they saw no value in scaling their infrastructure, and set out to leverage public clouds and automation – but not without challenge. Learn how they managed legacy code rebuild, brittle deployment processes, commercial drivers, and enabled effective multi-cloud management, continuous integration and DevOps to satisfy even the largest financial service institutions in Australia.

  • How to manage legacy code rebuild, and the commercial drivers
  • Overcoming brittle deployment processes for effective multi-cloud management
  • Win with continuous integration and DevOps

11:45 – 12:45

PRIVATE VIP ROUNDTABLES

Private VIP Roundtable #1 with Andrew McGee, Senior Techologist, Huawei, moderated by Al Blake, OVUM

How the IT Team can become Digital Innovators

Your CIO is expected to contribute to the business in a multiple of ways, including driving innovation and digitization. How can you and your peers transform from traditional IT teams and caretakers of technology in to true digital innovators – capable of contributing real value back to the business. Explore modern tools, methodologies and architectures, such as Industry Cloud, DevOps, Converged and Virtualised infrastructure and the importance of failing fast.

Join this open Roundtable discussion with your peers, moderated by Ovum’s Al Blake and hear how Huawei is contributing back to industry with open solutions in these areas.

Private VIP Roundtable #2 with Rackspace, moderated by Trevor Clarke, Tech Research Asia

Data Centre Modernisation: Managing the Transition to the Cloud

You’ve decided you’re going to the cloud; where do you start, and what does the desired outcome look like? In this journey, you need to consider multiple elements that may include what type of cloud best suits you (private or public), what your security considerations may be, building a successful business case and ideating your future state operation. This roundtable will discuss these topics and more with Rackspace’s global insight.

12:45 – 13:45

Private VIP Roundtable #3 with Silver Peak, moderated by Glenn Rees, iTnews Editor

Achieve a Peak-Performance Network with Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

Significant shifts in application and traffic patterns to the cloud is driving the need for enterprises to reevaluate networking requirements to address access, performance, security and visibility. This discussion will cover the business and technical challenges associated with applications moving to the cloud and how you can achieve an agile and high-availability network that is fast, secure with lower operations and network access costs. This discussion will be backed up by Silver Peak enterprise and service provider production use cases.

12:45 – 13:45

Peer Networking Lunch

13:50 – 14:25

DATA CENTRE AND CLOUD TRENDS: WHO’S WHO? WHAT’S WHAT?

Bevan Slattery, Founder, Pipe Networks/NextDC/Superloop/Megaport

As one of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs, having founded Pipe Networks, NextDC, Megaport, Superloop and now Cloudscene – Bevan’s renown is clear, as is his position at the centre of the Cloud and DC industry locally and internationally. Who better to walk us through a who’s who of the DC landscape, and an open snapshot of the global and local trends that matter?

  • Identifying the 3rd party landscape of opportunity
  • Ecosystem and risk management
  • Who’s who, what’s what?

14:25 – 15:00

WHY INNOVATION AT EVERY LEVEL IS A MUST FOR DATA CENTRES (AND HOW YOU CAN LEVERAGE IT)

Andrew Kirker, General Manager – Data Centres, Schneider Electric

Data centres are the centre of everyone’s digital life. Digitisation, Cloud and the growth of IoT are going to place huge demands on the world’s networks and data centre infrastructure. Some are even predicting energy consumption in Data centres may grow three fold in the next 10 years. How can you ensure your data centres physical infrastructure can adapt quickly to support whatever the future brings, whilst further improving reliability, uptime and energy efficiency? In this session, Schneider Electric unveils Innovation At Every Level for Data Centres a roadmap to the next generation of technologies and architectures that will redefine data centres. Find out how new patented technology, connected offers and digital services facilitate addressing the challenges in the new digital world.

  • What are the most important factors you must consider with your next IT and data centre investment?
  • How can you support your customers’ new technological needs brought about by IoT, technology convergence and increased government legislations on data and security?
  • How can you simplify data centre infrastructure design and deployment time?

CLOUD TRACK

15:00 – 15:30

SPATIAL ACCURACY AND BEHAVIOURS: THE FUTURE OF AUTO, CITIES, IOT AND THE VALUE IN PATTERNS

Brent Stafford, Asia Pacific Director, HERE

Brent will show us how billions of probe data points and an open location platform will be leveraged by IOT and the on-demand economy to transform all aspects of society. ‘Here’ is the navigation technology behind Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Taxis, Dominos, automotive telematics and global logistics. Maps have transformed to become 4D digital computable, machine readable, dynamic models of the real world – now used for Autonomous driving, drone delivery and positioning.

  • The commercial relevance of Map Strategies, Geo-coding, Navigation and Telematics
  • The future of IoT tracking, spatial, proximity sensors, assisted and driverless cars
  • Patterns and customer behaviour for location based business.

DATA CENTRE TRACK

15:00 – 15:30

DIGITAL ENGINEERING: WHAT OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT YOU MISS OUT ON?

John Hainsworth, Digital Leader: Built Environment, Aurecon

Smart systems, Augmented Reality, AI, Machine Learning, BIM, VR and other Digital Engineering offerings are developing faster than expected and will shake up the cloud and data centre industry and staffing. So should you embrace them or not? And if so then when?

For C-level: They offer the potential to market and sell existing and new facilities, identify opportunities to reduce development times and costs with new projects.

For Engineers: Digital tools will streamline and speed up development and prototyping of ideas, making it faster and easier to introduce efficiencies.

For End-Users: Functional tools will change how you fundamentally operate facilities and access information, improving reliability and uptime.

15:30 – 15:45

Peer Networking & Refreshments Break

15:45 – 16:20

MANAGING RISK, ENABLING AGILITY: APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES OF EFFICIENT IT

Julian Kudritzki, Chief Operating Officer, Uptime Institute

Increasingly, corporate sustainability drives decisions at large companies, as this function can affect a company’s standing with the investor community, its stock performance and capitalisation. For many companies, IT infrastructure is the organisation’s largest expense, carbon emitter, and environmental liability due to the resource intensiveness of technology operations.

  • How do enterprise IT leaders showcase good stewardship of corporate and environmental resources?
  • How do companies benchmark against their peers?
  • How do you ensure your organisation is applying effective metrics?

16:20 – 17:00

EDGE PANEL: WHAT DOES THE CONCEPT OF EDGE COMPUTING AND MICRO DCs REALLY MEAN FOR AUSTRALIA?

Moderated by Trevor Clarke, Tech Research Asia

With:

Jon Curry, GM DC Facilities, Property & Operations, Telstra
Glenn Gore, Chief Architect, Amazon Web Services
Will Belcher, Manager DC & Facilities, University of Melbourne
Chris Clarkson, HPC Leader, Huawei Technologies
Adam Wilkinson, National Manager DC, Edge, IoT, Schneider Electric

A panel of experts discuss the now and tomorrow of Edge computing. In a sparsely populated country like Australia, is it a fad or a way to enable regional services? Will Edge computing become mainstream in 2017? What role for containerised data centres? And questions from the audience.

17:00 – 17:10

Peer Networking & Refreshments Break

17:10 – 18:00

4 x “POD” Sessions (“Practical Open Discussion”) in private rooms for groups of 15-25. Choose the most aligned:

POD # 1: Why micro services will become the new normal – with Glenn Gore, Chief Architect, Amazon Web Services

An interactive session hosted by AWS to discuss what the current best practices are on micro services, and why companies globally from startups to enterprises are changing their application architectures to take advantage of the agility, repeatability and flexibility of a microservices based approach. Glenn will talk through how Amazon uses microservices within Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services, share what works, and where to be careful of the downsides of a sprawling microservices based environment.

POD # 2: Managing the costs of Cloud with Andrew Hatch, DevOps Manager, SEEK

How SEEK managed costs with AWS, both through usage of shared and non-shared accounts, billing and cost allocation, reserving compute capacity, moving to an enterprise data plan and more. This open talk will be good for any organisations about to start investing in public cloud and want to better manage their costs.

POD # 3: GovDC… Now it’s all about the Marketplace with Derek Paterson, NSW GovDC & Digital Marketplace

A detailed overview of how GovDC came from a straight NSW Government co-location provider to a fully-fledged digital marketplace.

  • What can the marketplace do for you?
  • How to consume or be Marketplace provider?

POD # 4: What should enterprise consider when they select network-as-a-service business models? With Shawn Hakl, Verizon

  • What should enterprise consider when they select network-as-a-service business models?
  • How can you take advantage of managed network service opportunities?
  • Evolving to IT-as-a-Service: how can you deliver carrier-grade services to your IT customers?
  • What can enterprise learn and adopt from complex network environments?

18:30 – 19:15

VIP Cocktail Reception

(only open to Access All Area and VIP passes)

19:15 – 21:30

VIP Gala Dinner & Keynote

Relax and laugh at our informal dinner with entertainment

DAY 2

16 March 2017

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast for onsite guests (check out and leave bags with concierge)

08:00 – 14:00

Exhibition + Demo Zones open

08:20 – 09:05

Machines and Millennials – Mastering the Changing Application Landscape

Shawn Hakl, Global VP, Product & New Business Innovation, Verizon

In many key markets, Millennials – the first generation of digital natives – have surpassed the market size and buying power of the prior Baby Boomer generation. Having come of age in world of globalisation and technological disruption, their world view is fundamentally different from the previous generation of consumers – their use of social media, expectations for purchasing experiences and attitudes towards ownership. Adjusting to consumers that are used to a connected, always on experiences has resulted in an exploding application landscape. Devices connected to IP networks will be x3 as high as the global population with some analysts estimating 21 to 30 billion connected IOT devices by 2020. Global Internet traffic will be equivalent to x95 the entire global Internet volume in 2005. Digital leaders will need new skills, methods and technologies to effectively scale their business to respond to an increasing dispersed, interconnected and dynamic environment. Challenged with constantly creating and maximising shareholder value from their own virtual living organisms, businesses need to be able to drive innovation at scale.

  • Key learnings from both Verizon and our global customers’ journeys into how to leverage technologies
  • How to build an agile, secure infrastructure capable of meeting the demand of the next generation of consumer
  • Ensure your infrastructure is fit-for-purpose to master the changing application landscape

Shawn is a leader in Verizon’s Product and New Business Innovation organisation, with global responsibility for the Security Operations, Analytics, Threat Intelligence, IP Networking, SDN and Managed Services products that Verizon delivers.

09:05 – 09:40

SECURITY ANALYTICS IN THE MODERN DATA CENTRE

Dr. Dennis Moreau, Senior Engineering Architect, VMware

The datacentre is modernising through further widespread virtualization, containerization and hyper-convergence, all in aid of business agility, reduced cost and rapid time-to-market. With this modernisation come the challenges to both existing and emerging cybersecurity analytics approaches. These challenges appear as the erosion of conventional identifiers, and compounding this further are modern application architectures that exhibit more granular network components, dynamic instancing and operational resilience. This is of course accelerated again through the adoption of micro-services, “server-less” abstractions and hyper-convergence. Modern attacks cleverly abuse application layer protocols and effectively avoid traditional policy enforcement, and security misconfigurations usher in the initial infections in over 90% of the investigated breaches. Current policy complexity and process are unmanageable and new approaches in security analysis are urgently needed. This session will consider how leveraging application context, infrastructure architecture and pervasive instrumentation to drive real-time detection and response fit as an answer to the new challenges of security transformation.

Meet Dr. Dennis Moreau

Dennis Moreau is a Senior Engineering Architect at VMware, focusing on security innovation for highly dynamic computing environments. Moreau has decades of experience in the specification, analysis and control of complex system behavior and security. He has been a Sr. Technology Strategist at EMC/RSA, a Founder/CTO of Configuresoft, the CTO Baylor College of Medicine and a tenured computer science Faculty Member, with research sponsored by NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Bell Laboratories, IBM, the US Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine and the National Science Foundation. He holds a doctorate in computer science and speaks regularly at security conferences globally.

CLOUD TRACK

09:45 – 10:20

GETTING DEVOPS RIGHT: REBUILDING THE AEROPLANE MID-FLIGHT

Katherine Squire, General Manager, Applications Development, ASX Limited

Successful DevOps requires a deep cultural turnaround between infrastructure and applications teams. Close collaboration, mutual respect and an ability to think outside the box are necessary to manage the software lifecycle as applications migrate to the cloud. All aspects of the lifecycle, from design to deployment, funding to security need to be addressed and this includes not only uplifting legacy systems and legacy skills, but also legacy practices and processes. The shift to a DevOps philosophy is not just a technology evolution, but a cultural evolution. It cannot succeed unless both change. Katherine is the GM of App Development and DevOps at the Australian Stock Exchange, with over 20 years’ experience in Exchange, Investment Bank and Vendor environments and previously spent over 10 years at Macquarie Bank leading large projects from inception through to implementation to deliver complex solutions within Equity Markets globally.

  • The adoption of DevOps
  • Culture change….one micromove at a time
  • Cloud projects at the ASX
  • Docker and containers
  • What it takes to transition away from legacy infrastructure

10:20 – 10:50

WHAT DOES A DEVOPS FEAT ITSM MASH-UP LOOK LIKE

Joseph Smith, Cloud Business Director Products, Singtel-Optus

How do you bring together the opposing worlds of DevOps and traditional ITSM to build an organisation that can work at speed whilst still being in control? During this session Joseph Smith will challenge you to re-thinking your processes, organisation structure, skills and of course your technology to shorten your time to value

  • How do you approach your transformation?
  • What are the key technology foundations do I need to be successful?
  • What key capabilities do you need to develop?

DATA CENTRE TRACK

09:45 – 10:20

CYBER SECURITY IMPACTS OF IOT AND EDGE COMPUTING ON DATA CENTER DESIGN AND OPERATIONS

Jack Pouchet, Global VP Market Development, Vertiv

With Cyber events the fastest rising and second leading cause of data center outages in 2015 we examine the implications on data centre design and operations, supply chain security, professional service considerations, and best practices as deployed in a real-world data centre.

10:20 – 11:20

PRIVATE VIP ROUNDTABLES

Private VIP Roundtable #4 with Amazon Web Services, moderated by Trevor Clarke, Tech Research Asia

Digital Transformation: AWS Roundtable

Cloud technology provides a platform for growth in a rapidly changing world. It rewards innovators with lower cost, rapid innovation cycles and revenue growth opportunities. Join the Tech Research Asia and AWS for a roundtable to learn how leading brands Cloud technology to innovate the customer experience, maximise Big Data insights and accelerate innovation.

Private VIP Roundtable #5 with Dr. Moreau, Senior Engineering Architect, VMware & Raymond Maisano, Director Networking & Security, VMware – moderated by Al Blake, OVUM

Security Analytics in the modern Data Centre

How do you tackle today’s application and data security hazards in this era of fast, “agile” application development? Enterprises today face a monumental challenge in ensuring viable services and data security. When you move your applications to the cloud, are you outsourcing or just relocating risk? Join your peers to discuss in an open forum, how leading organisations are building prudent security practices from infrastructure, to applications, to software development patterns and getting themselves ready for any cloud. Hear from VMware on initiatives around public cloud, infrastructure-as-code and a new project to reinforce behaviour based on an application manifest.

Private VIP Roundtable #6 with Global Switch, moderated by Glenn Rees, iTnews Editor

Operation Excellence and the role of Critical Environment Management

An informative and interactive discussion lead by Global Switch’s Regional Critical Environment Director, APAC on the role of Critical Environment Management in the support of data centre operations. Data centre operators know that most down time results from failures of processes or people. Data centre operations are by nature intensive and without the process overlay of a strong Critical Environment Program the operations team are placing themselves at continual risk of human error and potential data centre interruptions.

11:00 – 11:20

Peer Networking & Refreshments Break

11:20 – 11:55

INTERCONNECTION, DIGITAL ECO-SYSTEMS AND THE CLOUD ENABLED ENTERPRISE COOK BOOK

Raphael Ho, Head of Cloud + Interconnection Engineering & Ops, Equinix Asia Pacific

Emerging Digital Ecosystems demand a profound transformation in Enterprise IT and multi-cloud interconnection. We must rethink how we interconnect people to each other, and to the information and services they rely on to collaborate, innovate and produce. Future user interactions will be primarily digital and rapidly changing business delivery models demand enterprises to adopt a more “IT-as-a-Service” strategy. Meanwhile the breathtaking pace of innovation in the Anything-as-a-Service space now sees many service providers each offering similar services, and performance is becoming the key differentiator in delivering class-leading services.

  • How to set up the infrastructure you need to provide class-leading performance
  • Interconnection gives proven revenue opportunities and cost savings
  • Enabling cost-effective and business-driven IT-as-a-Service delivery models
  • Planning for IoT, Micro and edge computing, and interconnect fabrics.

11:55 – 12:30

GLOBAL GUEST KEYNOTE

GLOBAL GUEST KEYNOTE: “Delivering Software at Speed” with Chef, CEO – Barry Crist

Digital transformation is here—and it’s radically accelerating the pace of business. IT infrastructures are evolving from traditional on-premises-only to a hybrid strategy driven by the existence of the cloud.The demands placed on modern application teams to deliver new experiences continue to intensify, with no signs of slowing. The only way to compete is through swiftness and agility. Businesses that shape—and outperform—ever-evolving customer demands will be tomorrow’s market leaders. Join Chef CEO Barry Crist as he discusses how to use automation as the foundation for building and running high velocity organisations.

12:30 – 13:10

FUTURE PANEL: PREPARING YOURSELF TO WIN WITH TOMORROW’S SMART CITIES

Moderated by Trevor Clarke, Tech Research Asia

With:

Paul Wyatt, GM ,Polaris & CDO, Springfield Land Corporation
Matt Gurr, Associate – Built Environment, Aurecon
Adam Davis, Director, EdgeDC
Ian Hatton, Digital City Program Manager, City of Gold Coast

There is a clear link between Data Centres and smart cities, the huge growth of IoT, and the evolution of the technologies and skills of today into tomorrow’s cities and living spaces. What role will data centres play? What are the potential considerations for investment? The avenues for personal development?

  • How can intelligent buildings technology be applied to an intelligent datacentre?
  • What are the future job opportunities in smart cities that will utilise the skills of today’s IT + DC staff?
  • What are some of the technologies developing around us?

13:10 – 13:15

 Closing Remarks with Trevor Clarke & Prize Draw

13:15

Farewell Networking Buffet Lunch

14:45 – 17:15

VIP Private GOLF EVENT

40 VIP guests will be invited to play Shotgun 9-hole golf after the Summit